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Prolonged CPR: Why It Works

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A man in Ohio recovered after doctors declared him medically dead. This demonstrates the grey area in deciding when to stop efforts to resuscitate a victim. Yahle, a diesel mechanic from West Carrollton, Ohio, went into cardiac arrest Aug. 5. He was rushed to the hospital where a team of physicians began administering chest compressions and forced blood and oxygen …

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Teen Dies on Delta Flight

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A 16-year-old boy  died after suffering a medical emergency on  Delta Flight 128 flying from Seattle to Atlanta. The young man, Zachery Bisiar, was flying  family members Saturday when “he went into medical distress.” The cause of death is still pending, but a Spokane medical examiner said “the cause of death is pending, but is thought to be “a rare …

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The History of CPR: 273 Years in Development

In CPR, Medical by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

CPR, more definitively known as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation has been a literal lifesaver for centuries. With new guidelines that strive to perfect the techniques in CPR, this form of emergency treatment may seem modern, but in fact, it has been in use since 1740, when “the Paris Academy of Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims.” Dr. James Elm  first …

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What does CPR stand for?

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CPR: Many of us know that it stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation; a procedure that increases the survival rate of victims of cardiac arrest substantially. But, have you really thought about what that mans? In a nutshell, we know that it’s a method that a person can apply to an endangered victim in the hopes of keeping the blood circulating and …

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What is Child CPR? Here is a Summary

In CPR, Health and Safety, Medical by Elizabeth Shaw5 Comments

Having to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on anyone can be very frightening, but imagine a child being part of the equation. They’re smaller than adults obviously, so it can be hard to to know what to do. However, if you simply have the basic knowledge of child CPR, then you should be confident in your skills and your ability to …

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What is CPR?

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, better known as CPR is an emergency procedure consisting of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compressions. CPR, with rescue breaths, allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs. Organs such as the brain and heart. CPR can also keep a person alive, or as some put it, “dead” until further treatment can be administered to help the victim in …

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One Minute of Video Based CPR Training could Save Lives

In CPR, Research by Paul Martin1 Comment

A new report has verified something we’ve been saying for years.  Video based CPR training works.  And researchers have just revealed findings from a controlled study that took place in a shopping mall.  The researchers used a one minute video with the goal of improving responsiveness and to teach compression only CPR to people with no CPR experience. The near-100 …